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Citizen of the Year

 

Citizen of the Year

 

The Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards

Who makes a real difference in your community?

Do you know someone outstanding in the Community who deserves to be recognised? 

Citizen of the Year nominations are open every October and November for Naracoorte and Lucindale for the following categories:

  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Young Citizens of the Year Award (must be under 30 years of age on January 26)
  • Community Event of the Year Award 

The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or given an outstanding service over a number of years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties.

Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.

In choosing the recipients of the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards, regard is given to the nominee’s achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the community.

A nominee need only be nominated once to be considered. The number of nominations received per nominee bears no weight in their selection.

The selection criteria for Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year are:

  • Significant contribution to the community
  • An inspirational role model for the Australian community
  • The scope of impact the individual’s contribution has on the local government area

The selection criteria for Community Event of the Year are;

  • The quality of the event
  • The scope of impact the event has on the local government area
  • The event’s contribution to the community

Eligibility Criteria

Citizen of the Year Award: To be eligible, the person must be an Australian citizen. 

Young Citizen of the Year Award: To be eligible, the person must be an Australian citizen under 30 years of age on January 26.

Community Event of the Year Award: this is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.

Awards are presented at Australia Day events across South Australia